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Brewster: Ballads and Songs of Indiana             309
2.   However their patients may complaine Of head or heart or nearve or vein Of fever high or parch or swell
The remedy is Calomel.
3.   When Mr. A. or B. is sick
Go fetch the doctor & be quick
The doctor comes with much good will
But ne'er forgets his Calomel.
4.   He takes the patient by the hand And compliments him as a friend He sits a While his pulse to feel And then takes out his Calomel.
5.   He then turns to the patient's Wife Have you clean paper spoon & knife I think your husband might do well To take a dose of Calomel.
6.   He then deals out the precious grains This Madam I am sure will ease his paines Once in three hours at sound of bell
Give him a dose of Calomel.
7.   He leaves his Patient in her care And bids goodbye with gracef ull are In hopes bad humours to expel
She freely gives the Calomel.
8.   The man grows worse quite fast indeed Go call for counsel ride with speed The counsel comes like post with mail Doubling the dose of Calomel.
9.   The man in Death begins to groane The fatal job for him is done
His soule is wing'd for heaven or hell A sacrifice to Calomel.

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